Frog of the Week

Filfil Slippery Frog (Conraua beccarii)

photo by Sandra Goutte

Common Name: Filfil Slippery Frog and Beccari’s Giant Frog
Scientific Name: Conraua beccarii
Family: Conrauidae
Locations: Ethiopia and Eritrea
Size: 5.5 – 6 inches (140 – 153 mm)

The Filfil Slippery Frog lives amongst the rivers, streams, and large pools above 800 to 2500 meters above sea level. Not much is known about the frogs life history. Clusters of the eggs have been found at the end of the rainy season (August).

The frog is named after Signor Nello Beccari, who described the frog on a trip to Africa.

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List assesses the Filfil Slippery Frog as Least Concern for Extinction. The frog has a wide range and are common throughout most of it.

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